Is the new NYX liner a dupe for the Kat Von D Tattoo liner?


A good eyeliner can be incredibly hard to find. We’re all looking for different things in our dream product – gels, pencils, pens – the list goes on!

For me, my liner of choice is the latter – a pen, but more specifically, a pen with a fine brush tip. When I first started using the Kat Von D Tattoo liner I was pretty sure I’d found my holy grail product. It’s deep black in colour, the fine brush nib gives defined and sharp points to your cat eye and lasts all day. However, it is  not without it’s downsides.

Firstly, at £16 for 0.55 ml this is at the higher end of my eyeliner budget. Secondly, although I love this product I’ve experienced differences in quality of colour and how quickly the product runs out from each pen; an inconsistency that can be incredibly annoying.

So when NYX announced that they were bringing out their Epic Ink Liner, I was pretty excited. Like the Kat Von D, this is a brush tip jet black liner and I can honestly say it’s my new favourite. It gives the same great results but at only £9 for 1 ml  it’s a lot more purse friendly! I have also found the colour to be much darker than the tattoo liner which is another bonus.

NYX is currently available at Boots and online at ASOS and I thoroughly recommend giving this liner a try!

I’d love to hear what you think about it!


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Left: Kat Von D   Right: NYX


*Both NYX and Kat Von D are cruelty free companies, however they are both owned by parent companies which are not cruelty free